At Powell's, we feel the holidays are the perfect time to share our love of books with those close to us. For this special blog series, we reached out to authors featured in our Holiday Gift Guide to learn about their own experiences with book giving during this bountiful time of year.
Today's featured giver is Cary Elwes, author of As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride.
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What book are you giving to friends and family this holiday season?
Brando's Smile by Susan L. Mizruchi.
Have you ever bought a book that you intended to give as a gift but ended up keeping for yourself?
Never. The best gifts are the ones you want for yourself.
What's the best book you've received as a gift?
Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made by Alison Castle.
Do you have any book-related holiday traditions?
'Twas the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore.
Name a fictional character and describe the perfect gift for them (book or otherwise).
Fencing: A Renaissance Treatise by Camillo Agrippa for Westley from The Princess Bride.
Author photo taken by Miranda Penn Turin.